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Old 09-15-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Grim Fandango 2 Idea

Well, my idea is simple: The 4 year journey of a brand new character, with a personality somewhat similar to Manny's or Guybrush's from Monkey Island, who earned nothing better than a walking stick. It happens about the same time as the events in Grim Fandango, so you even get to meet a few old characters at times, like Velasco, Maximino and others in Rubacava or Manny in Puerto Zapato.

So, it's not actually a "sequel", but it's a GF2 and may even fill in some gaps like:
- what dangers lie between Puerto Zapato and The Gate
- what ever happened to Calavera's Cafe or Maximino after Manny left
- others
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Yeah thats a good sequel, but. Should he leave before or after manny?


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Old 09-28-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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thats an awesome idea, but if the character fails to hook then the games sucks ass, also the character could be a salesman that was used to replace manny, Remember when hector said that he had trouble filling manny's old job. Although I think most people would prefer to have manny be the character (mostly me.) I wanna no what manny did in his life. Maybe the story would follow him into the 9th underworld where he would have flashbacks about things that kind of spark memories about the past. The ending scene could be like manny dieing and how he got his job, maybe a little bit about how he was on top. Hopefully a little about the xmas party lol.


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Old 09-29-2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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I would agree about re-living the xmas party, I'd happily play my way through the game for that. Although, I dislike the idea of re-using Manny again, the whole point of the 9th underworld is no one knows where it is and what its like, and aren't meant to. Plus, one of the things that makes Manny's character so appealing is his past, and the mystery of what he could ever have done whilst alive to deserve being stuck in the DoD. Hence, I think the danger of addressing issues like that in a sequel is that no one would really be happy with the outcome, as I'm sure everyone has their own theory about how Manny lived his life before he died.

However, I really like the idea of having a character playing in parallel with events, I always enjoy playing games where previous or similar characters and events take place within the current game.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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I know this is not a GF-idea, but I think the future of adventure-games will be like the Half-Life 2 - episodes. Deamfall, the sequel for The Longest Journey, will get a sequel (or a lot of them) called Dreamfall - Chapters, and will come in some kind of small episodes, and of cause it's a nice idea for the developers, and the publishers, cause if one of the episodes will fail financially, then they can make one episode more with some kind of ending, and if it sells better they can keep the episodes, and if that fail too, then they just stop making more of them.


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Old 10-24-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
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Thank god LucasArts is done with adventure games.


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Old 10-24-2007, 11:38 AM   #7
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Ah ****, dont remind me...


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Old 02-12-2008, 03:06 PM   #8
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Grim Fandango remake but in first person.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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Grim Fandango remake but in first person.
They are already doing that with that HL2 mod


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Old 02-13-2008, 03:22 PM   #10
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They are already doing that with that HL2 mod
Really you play the game like the original?? I thought its a first person shooter
in GF world
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #11
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as far as I know the HL2 mod is a FPS, not GF from a first person perspective, that sounds nice actually


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Old 02-13-2008, 07:15 PM   #12
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Really you play the game like the original?? I thought its a first person shooter
in GF world
No more or less they are making it very similar to GF (Same characters, Setting, Story, items, Maps) But they are using the Source engine instead of the GrimE and are incorporating weapons.


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Old 02-17-2008, 08:23 AM   #13
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Diggin' up Manny past? It's really a big mystery, but, come on, it's noir style, it must be mysterious everywhere! Tim Schafer may want us to imagine what Manny has done when he's living, and he didn't want us to know why Manny works for DoD to pay for an unknown debt. It's noir! If you get the answer, it's not mysterious anymore, and maybe, you can think the truth is less than expected.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #14
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Well i just got accepted for several unis to go into the gaming industry. Ill do everything i can to bring as many GF references into any games im involved in .
Maybe even bring GF2 like 40 years late.


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Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 AM   #15
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Congratulations, stewlil!
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:37 AM   #16
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yeah congrats man! I wish you all the best.


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Old 02-19-2008, 11:12 AM   #17
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Congratulations! That sounds awesome. What will you specialize in? Programming, writing, art, etc.?


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Old 02-19-2008, 03:58 PM   #18
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hats off to you stewlil! I'll be looking for your name in the next game.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:34 PM   #19
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:21 AM   #20
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:25 PM   #21
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I like the idea of a sequel that follows Salvador's life leading up to him joining the revolution
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:50 AM   #22
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I wonder if Salvador, when he was a reaper, first brought Manny in, or Eva.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:06 AM   #23
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I think what would be cool Is Salvador and Hector are both working in the same office as Grim Reapers.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:28 PM   #24
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Hey thanks everyone.
Naomi, I am specializing in Programming (yeah the cool one haha), But I will cover modelling and General Design lightly on my course.


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Old 03-11-2008, 12:25 PM   #25
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... It happens about the same time as the events in Grim Fandango...
I think that the time era should be different, changed, evolved with the characters from before who were left alive. Don't get me wrong a love the Mexinan folklor theme and Mayan architecture.
...and definitely a new character with Glottis besides him
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #26
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^If anything, I'd probably agree with him...however, I don't want any sequels personally (unless Tim worked on it).



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Old 03-11-2008, 05:21 PM   #27
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Well you gotta admit, you would play it right?


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Old 05-18-2008, 10:29 AM   #28
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I'D LOVE A GF2 GAME, IT'D RULE


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Old 07-04-2008, 06:47 AM   #29
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GF2 is a great idea, but it would be really hard to do. I love the ideas about a completely new character, but I don't think he/she should work for the DOD. I also like the Salvador idea, that could work really well.

Using Manny again would just be like flogging a dead horse and would end up sucking, so don't do that.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:36 PM   #30
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Who could fill in the shoes of the main character's voice? Antonio Banderas?
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:37 PM   #31
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How about a 10th anniversary remake?


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Old 12-25-2008, 04:35 PM   #32
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keep manny the way he is. he has finished his journey along with his dead love.
yes, the christmas party remains a mystery, but that's what noir is all about
mystery
but creating new characters, in the land of the dead, them undertaking the journey of the soul. great idea
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:43 AM   #33
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I personally think Grim Fandango is done. Just making a sequel sounds like a bad cash out. It would never live up to the original.

Personally I think just leaving the game as it is, letting it bask as a classic. Or just remaking it would be best. A sequel could never be done right


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